Jul 072014
 
June in West Sac: one food plant breaks ground, another expands

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 – Two days after city officials helped break ground for the 28,000 Shinmei U.S.A. rice bun plant in the Southport Business Park, they helped celebrate a new plant for TOMRA Sorting on Wednesday (June 18) in northern West Sacramento. The new 60,000-square foot TOMRA Sorting plant at 875 Embarcadero Drive [...]

Jun 192014
 
City's water treatment plant named after early civic leader

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 11, 2014 – City councilman Bill Kristoff (fifth from left) was present at the renaming of West Sacramento’s water treatment plant in honor of his father, the late George Kristoff. The elder Kristoff was one of the activists who helped create a local public water plant to replace a privately-run [...]

Jan 062014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 – The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from [...]

Aug 312013
 
Japanese factory starts up in Southport

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 28, 2013 – A handful of West Sacramento officials joined dozens of Japanese employees of the Nippon Shokken company on Monday for the festive grand opening of the Japanese-blend food seasoning plant at 2970 Ramco Street, near Southport Parkway. The plant is meant to help serve the company’s American market. [...]

Aug 222013
 
Japanese food plant opens in West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 22, 2013 – The Japanese food product company Nippon Shokken is celebrating the opening of its first American plant on Monday with a tour of the facility. The company produces blended Japanese seasonings and food products. It began construction on the 70,000-square foot plant in February, 2012, at 2970 Ramco Street [...]